Giving loved ones an out of this world final send-off could make good financial sense if a proposed bill in Virginia passes the state legislature. The proposed legislation would give an up to $2,500 per year income tax deductions to anyone who opts to have their cremated remains shot into space.
Space burials first launched in 1997 with famous folks like Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry choosing the orbital departure. Virginia gained interest in the procedure after NASA announced plans to shutter the Shuttle program, leaving Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, VA without much to do.
If the tax incentive sounds enticing, keep in mind that a space burial doesn’t come cheap, ranging in cost from $1000 to $45,000.
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Blast off to space before kicking the bucket.